Postponed: Law Enforcement Working with Children and Adolescents: Perceptions, Strategies and Future Developments

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Postponed: Law Enforcement Working with Children and Adolescents: Perceptions, Strategies and Future Developments

  • November 20, 2020
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This presentation has been postponed. A future date will be communicated as soon as it can be confirmed.

Summary:

As police psychologist for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Brandi Burque-DeCarlo, PhD, has a clear view of law enforcement working with children and adolescents in our community. For this one-hour presentation, she will discuss the perceptions, strategies and future development. She will review the important role that School Resource Officers play in schools and the importance of Crisis Intervention Training. Dr. Burque-DeCarlo will also discuss the debate on officers in schools as well as the perception of law enforcement from a child's perspective and how this can be addressed positively.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the controversy over the utilization of School Resource Officers (SRO's) in our nation's schools.
  • Identify the gaps in the current scientific literature over the debate and ways this can be addressed.
  • Discuss strategies that can be implemented in schools with positive law enforcement interactions.

Speaker:

Brandi Burque-DeCarlo, PhD, is a licensed Police Psychologist for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) and director of Performance and Wellness Services. She provides individual, marital and family therapy for officers and their families. Dr Burque-DeCarlo also provides consultation services for the BCSO Hostage Negotiation Team and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT ). In addition, Dr. Burque-DeCarlo is responsible for provision of training and education at SAPD Academy, provision of critical incident interventions, Return-to-Duty and Fitness-for-Duty evaluations and Wellness Program development.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):1

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